Gallinari hands Clippers 13th win in 15 games

2019-04-01T07:35:19+00:00 2019-04-01T07:35:19+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

01/Apr/19 07:35

Eurohoops.net

Twenty-three European players were in action during NBA’s seven-game Sunday evening schedule.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

The red-hot Los Angeles Clippers routed the Memphis Grizzlies, 113-96, Danilo Gallinari returned after his left ankle injury with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Ivica Zubac also helped out with 13 points including a highlight dunk. Tyler Dorsey finished with 14 points for the losing side.

Alex Len went off for 23 points against the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks secured a 136-135 overtime win on Sunday. Trae Young sank the game-winning shot making a last-second jumper.

Willy Hernangomez set a season-high 22 points, but the Charlotte Hornets lost, 137-90, to the Golden State Warriors. Jonas Jerebko ended up with 12 points helping the hosts clinch the Pacific Division.

Bogdan Bogdanovic notched 14 points off the bench and the Sacramento Kings took down the San Antonio Spurs, 113-106, on the road. Fellow Serb teammate Nemanja Bjelica added ten points.

Nikola Jokic suffered a bloody nose early and the Denver Nuggets lost to the Washington Wizards, 95-90. His 23-point, 14-rebound double-double wasn’t enough to prevent the home defeat.

Results and European action:

Hosts Visitors Result European Action
Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks 136-135 Len 23pts, 6reb – Ilyasova 7pts, 8reb, P. Gasol OUT, G. Antetokounmpo OUT, Mirotic OUT
Oklahoma City Thunder Dallas Mavericks 103-106 Schroder 8pts, 4reb, 4ast, 1blk – Nowitzki 7pts, 13reb, 1blk, Kleber 3reb, 2ast, 1blk, K. Antetokounmpo DNP, Doncic OUT, Porzingis OUT
New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Lakers 102-130 Dair. Bertans 6pts, 1stl – Wagner 7pts, 7reb, 1ast, 2blk, Bonga 2pts, 3reb, 1ast, 2stl
San Antonio Spurs Sacramento Kings 106-113 Belinelli 14pts, 1ast, 1stl, Dav. Bertans 3pts, 1reb, 3ast, Poeltl 2pts, 3reb, 1blk – Bogd. Bogdanovic 15pts, 3reb, 5ast, 2stl, Bjelica 10pts, 6reb, Koufos 2pts, 11reb, 2ast
Denver Nuggets Washington Wizards 90-95 Jokic 23pts, 14reb, 4ast, 2stl, 1blk, J. Hernangomez DNP – Satoransky 5pts, 6reb, 5ast, 1stl, Mahinmi DNP
Golden State Warriors Charlotte Hornets 137-90 Jerebko 12pts, 6reb, 1ast, 3stl, 1blk – W. Hernangomez 22pts, 5reb, 1ast, Batum 2pts, 5reb, 1ast, Parker OUT
Los Angeles Clippers Memphis Grizzlies 113-96 Gallinari 27pts, 15reb, 5ast, Zubac 13pts, 4reb, 1stl, 1blk – Dorsey 14pts, 1ast, Valanciunas 9pts, 7reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk, Noah OUT

Standings:

Eastern Conference
1. y-Milwaukee Bucks 57-20
2. x-Toronto Raptors 54-23
3. x-Philadelphia 76ers 49-27
4. x-Boston Celtics 45-32
5. x-Indiana Pacers 45-32
6. Detroit Pistons 39-37
7. Brooklyn Nets 39-38
8. Miami Heat 38-38
9. Orlando Magic 38-39
10. Charlotte Hornets 35-41
11. e-Washington Wizards 32-46
12. e-Atlanta Hawks 28-49
13. e-Chicago Bulls 21-56
14. e-Cleveland Cavaliers 19-58
15. e-New York Knicks 14-62

Western Conference
1. y-Golden State Warriors 52-24
2. x-Denver Nuggets 51-25
3. y-Houston Rockets 49-28
4. x-Portland Trail Blazers 48-28
5. x-Utah Jazz 46-30
6. x-Los Angeles Clippers 47-31
7. x-San Antonio Spurs 44-33
8. x-Oklahoma City Thunder 44-33
9. e-Sacramento Kings 38-39
10. e-Los Angeles Lakers 35-42
11. e-Minnesota Timberwolves 43-42
12. e-New Orleans Pelicans 32-46
13. e-Memphis Grizzlies 31-46
14. e-Dallas Mavericks 30-46
15. e-Phoenix Suns 17-60

y-clinched division and a playoffs spot
x-Secured a playoffs spot
e-Eliminated from playoffs